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My age is 23.i m suffering frm thyroid TSH 7.38 Also vitamin D is 9.8, severe joints pain in whole body. Vitamin B12 is also less. Doctor has prescribe Anachitol 6 dose per week and Megaremon 8 dose per 3 days. Also one tablet Newbona active. Please te
GI problem?: Based on the low levels of several vitamins, I would be concerned about some form of malabsorption syndrome. Do you have chronic diarrhea? Pernicious anemia from low B12? Osteomalacia from low Vit D? You probably need to take some levothyroxine (but will you absorb this?). Sounds like your doctor is giving you vitamins, which is good, but what is the cause of all this? ...Read more
No best vitamin: There are no studies suggesting that any particular vitamin is better than another for treating menopausal symptoms. Several international medical groups got together recently & published a global consensus statement on menopausal hormone therapy (http://alvinblin. Blogspot. Com/2013/03/menopausal-hormone-therapy-is-new-hrt_20.Html). Go see your family doc or gynecologist to discuss your options. ...Read more
Vit c: Vit c is a water soluble vitamin and our body does not manufacture it so the supply we get is via food resources and the level can fluctuate a lot and is labile. Some patients who have malabsorption syndromes or gastric bypass or who travel a lot (like pirates) can develop a deficiency as well. It can lead to anemia and bruising/bleeding problems and affect wound healing and lead to psychosis etc. ...Read more
Its made inside: Sun exposure is an easy, reliable way for most people to get vitamin d. Exposure of the hands, face, arms, and legs to sunlight two to three times a week for about one-fourth of the time it would take to develop a mild sunburn will cause the skin to produce enough vitamin d. The necessary exposure time varies with age, skin type, season, time of day, etc. Still, vitamin d deficiency is very common. ...Read more
Enough sunlight: Hi. Humans can make our own vitamin D in the skin upon exposure to UV light in sunlight. This vitamin D (vitamin D3) then has a hydroxyl group (-OH) added on to the 25 position in the liver in an unregulated step, creating 25 (OH)vitamin D. This is then converted to the active form, calcitriol by addition of an -OH group at the 1 position in a tightly regulated step (regulated by PTH and FGF-23). ...Read more
Vitamin D is absorbed by your skin when exposed to sunlight in late spring and in summer.
That does not mean that you should not use sunscreen.
Enjoy your summer but also go to a store and buy vitamin D 1000 units - they are inexpensive and not harmful. ...Read more
Sunlight: Sunlight on the skin helps convert cholecalciferol to 25 hydroxycholecalciferol. Then the kidney adds another hydroxy to make 1, 25 dihydroxycholecalciferol which is active vitamin d. ...Read more
Yes & no: Caffeine acts as a diuretic & makes you urinate more. B vitamins are water soluble so you might potentially lose more b vitamins while you urinate. But realistically, this loss should be negligible, similar to if you drink a lot of water and have to pee it out soon there after. Alcoholism is different in that alcoholics tend to drink alcohol to exclusion of most other nutrition & vitamins. ...Read more
Probably not: Most such claims are internet exaggerations of real scientific work. Caffine is the most popular and probably the most studied of all drugs, and serious adverse effects in real life have resisted demonstration. There are "pop" claims about caffeine interfering with absorption of iron and vitamin d; if there were any real effect on real human beings, it would be obvious by now. ...Read more
Technical: Most vitamin a is stored in the liver, some in fatty tissues, as retinol. When needed by the body, retinol combines with a plasma-specific transport protein, retinol-binding protein (rbp). The rbp-retinol complex is secreted into the blood where it combines with a larger protein transthyretin. The transthyretin-rbp-retinol complex circulates in the blood, delivering the retinol to tissues. ...Read more
Wieght loss: Absolutely. Weight loss is dependent on calories you ingest plus exercise expenditure. ...Read more
Do floaters in your eyesight only come from retinal detachmentss? Or can it also be from your body lacking vitamins or sumthing else?
I have excessive hair growth all over my body. Taking vitamins and eating healthy changes the structure of the hair, some might fall off. Problem?
From whole foods: There is no comparison between digesting your vitamins in their natural state from whole foods than in supplement form. No comparison as whole foods are far nutritionally superior and better digested and processed by your gut bacteria. Also, much healthier as surrounded by co-factors and other synergistic nutrients. ...Read more
None: It has no effect on the body in the way you suggest. Its major benefits are for the fetus. ...Read more
Excreted in urine ;: The government requirement for minimum levels of vit d is too low. This is the level you need to prevent rickets! you need to have your vitamin d level checked in your blood. When you replace vitamin d with supplements you need to take vitamin d3. Excess vit d that is not absorbed will go out in your stool and urine. ...Read more
Quick: It is absorbed within one to two hours. ...Read more
Is it a bad idea to fast for 1 month on just vegetables and water? Will my body get enough vitamins etc...?
Fasting: This is a repeat of what I have said before. My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by fasting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more
B vitamins are passed through your kidneys.
If you take too much, you generally pee it right out. It doesn't really get stored in your body. ...Read more
Can my body still make vitamin d if I take a shower immediately after sun exposure? My dr. Insists that I need to wait a few hours before I shower.
How much does your body absorb of vitamin E if you rubbed vitamin E oil over a large surface area 4x supplement portion?
How quickly does your body benefit from vitamins found in vitamin rich shakes such as carnation or boost supplement shakes?
Too much sugar!: Please read: http://www. Weightymatters. Ca/2011/10/badvertising-boost-is-it-really. Html? M=1 with 28 g of sugar in this product constituting 43% of the calories, you re getting very little protein in this shake, unless it's been reformulated by nestlé's. All of the corn syrup and sugars are gmo. It also has wheat products so if you're allergic to wheat this is a problem. Any energy that you might perceive you're getting is from the sugar load, not from the protein or vitamins listed. ...Read more
Does the body store the vitamin d made in summer from sun exposure through the winter? Or must you have constant exposure to maintain levels
You must have: Constant exposure to the sun, or take dietary vit D3. ...Read more